Cab micing with the SM57?

Optimus Prime

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What's the trick with cab micing with the SM57? How do you find those sweet spots? I never seem to get it right. Also, in addition to your posts, if you've got any links with info and pictures regarding this, I'll greatly appreciate it!
 

matte

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Originally posted by Optimus Prime
What's the trick with cab micing with the SM57? How do you find those sweat spots? I never seem to get it right. Also, in addition to your posts, if you've got any links with info and pictures regarding this, I'll greatly appreciate it!
I loaded JPEGs onto my PT site and this thread was gone, so I emailed them to you. Try this. If you're rocking a High Gain preamp type scenario, put on a set of headphone(with the track running), play at a lower volume(so you can hear the mix clearly in the phones), while moving the mic around until it sits in the track. You will avoid radical and unnecessary EQ tweakage later.

Thank you, Splatt!
 

Optimus Prime

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Thanks for the pictures, Matte. Though it's still hard to see exactly, where's that 57 pointed towards? What type of sound are you getting with that setup? Good idea about the headphones. Sorry for deleting my previous post, I realized soon after I posted it that it was posted in the wrong forum.
 

matte

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Good all purpose clean and crunch sound, Seems to work well with a variety of amps in a variety of apps.


 

Cody McLain

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Matt,
Any chance you could e-mail me those pics as well? I'm interested in any advice on this subject as well. Thanks....
 

matte

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Originally posted by Cody McLain
Matt,
Any chance you could e-mail me those pics as well? I'm interested in any advice on this subject as well. Thanks....
Dunn and Donne.
 

fr8_trane

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Here's a link to the most comprehensive info I've ever found on the subject of recording guitars.

http://marsh.prosoundweb.com/index.php/fa/3350/

This is from the MARSH pro sound website. Some real heavy weight pro engineers and producers hang there and share info when they are not belittling newbies for asking stupid questions like yours;). Just bear with it because there's something for everyone to learn and try to ignore the excessive profanity and overall aggressive 'tude. This guy knows what he's talking about.

and here's a link to the original thread
http://marsh.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/287/
 

fr8_trane

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Oh yeah I almost forgot...starting on about page 34 or 35 of this thread are downloadable audio files from the author further discussing the recording process as it relates to electric guitar.
 




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